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Bosnian Wand Airlines suspends operations from Bosnia and Herzegovina

BWA-Bosnia Wand A321-100 F-GYAN (14)(Nose)(BWA)(LR)

Bosnian Wand Airlines (Sarajevo) is not an airline holding a valid Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from Bosnia and Herzegovina according to the aviation authority of that country. Instead the would-be carrier was planning to operate flights under its brand using an Air Mediterranee/ Hermes Airlines Airbus A321. The carrier announced it operated its first charter flight in January 2015 (below) with the pictured Airbus A321-111 F-GYAN (msn 535). The proposed airline was planning to operate from Sarajevo regularly to Amsterdam, Athens, Frankfurt, Malmo and Stockholm starting on February 20.

BWA-Bosnia Wand A321-100 F-GYAN (14)(First Flight)(BWA)(LR)

However there are now no flights scheduled this month. According to EX-YU Aviation News, the company has suspended all operations and will offer refunds.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation has issued this statement:

In reference to the information circulated by the media in the last several days, stating that a company named “Bosnian Wand Airlines” was to operate its first flight from Bosnia and Herzegovina, we would like to inform the public that said company does not hold an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) issued by the Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation, which is a necessary requirement for the provision of air transport of passengers and goods for commercial purposes.

Although the company, having the adjective Bosnian in its name, has a number of employees who are citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is, above all, not an airline, contrary to what was stated in certain media reports.

A request for the flight, which had been announced to be operated from Sarajevo to Amsterdam on January 9, was submitted by the Greek airline “Hermes Airlines”, and not by the company “Bosnia Wand Airlines”.

Bosnian Wand-BWA logo (LR)

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

All images by BWA.

Bosnian Wand Airlines starts operations today to Stockholm

Bosnian Wand-BWA (Air Mediterranee) A321-100 F-GYAN (14)(Grd) QSV (BWA)(LRW)

Bosnian World Airlines-BWA (Sarajevo) launched its first flight and route from Sarajevo to Stockholm (Arlanda) today (January 9). Athens will be added on January 11, followed by Amsterdam and Gothenburg on January 16.

Photo: Bosnian Wand Airlines. The pictured Air Mediterranee Airbus A321-111 F-GYAN (msn 535) in full BWA colors arrived in Sarajevo yesterday. Air Mediterranee will operate the aircraft.

Hermes Airlines’ Airbus A321 SX-BHS runs off the runway at Lyon, France

Hermes Airlines (subsidiary of Air Mediterranee) (Athens) Airbus A321-111 SX-BHS (msn 642) while operate flight ML 7817 from Agadir, Morocco to Lyon, France with 174 passengers and seven crew members, overran runway 36R on landing late on March 29 at Lyon according to Le Figaro. The aircraft overran the end of the runway by about 900 feet and got stuck in a muddy field. Operations at the airport return to normal the following morning.

Read the full report (in French): CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Nik French. Operating in Air Mediterranee colors, Hermes Airlines’ Airbus A321-111 SX-BHS (msn 642) is pictured on final approach at Manchester prior to the incident.

Air Mediterranee to move five aircraft and crews to Greece

Air Mediterranee (Toulouse) is moving part of its operation from France to lower cost Greece. This involves basing five aircraft in Greece. 85 positions will be lost in France.

Read the full report from Reuters: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Michael Stappen.

The company already serves many destinations in Greece:

 

MAI leases Airbus A321 F-GYAO from Air Mediterranee

Copyright Photo: Pepscl. A321-111 F-GYAO (msn 642) gets ready to depart from Paris (Orly) on delivery on October 28.

MAI-Myanmar Airways International (Yangon) has leased this Airbus A321-111 registered F-GYAO (msn 642) from Air Mediterranee for the winter season.